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Trump official touts oil and gas lease sales in New Mexico

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A top Trump administration official touted record sales for oil and gas leases under the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday as he sought to...
Feb. 6, 2019

Woman accuses elected Virginia official of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she suppressed the memory...
Feb. 6, 2019

The Latest: Lawmakers cried during meeting with Herring

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A black Virginia state...
Feb. 6, 2019

US Customs officer charged with illegally selling guns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has been arrested on charges of illegally selling guns. Wei Xu was due in federal...
Feb. 6, 2019

Diplomats: US objects to UN move on Israeli action in Hebron

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait and Indonesia urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to call for protection of Palestinians following Israel's decision to suspend an international observer mission in...
Feb. 6, 2019

The Latest: Utility says crews had to hand dig gas shut-off

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utility crews had to hand dig underground to shut off gas...
Feb. 6, 2019

Political crisis engulfs Virginia's top 3 elected officials

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman...
Feb. 6, 2019

Fed Chairman Powell urges plain speaking at Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he has used his first year as chairman to make sure the central bank deserves the trust of the American people,...
Feb. 6, 2019

San Francisco gas explosion shoots fire that burns buildings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air Wednesday and burned five buildings, sending panicked residents and workers fleeing into the...
Feb. 6, 2019

Timeline: Virginia political scandals continue to pile on

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia's top elected officials are now mired in their own separate scandals, causing some to question whether any of the three Democrats are...
Feb. 6, 2019

The Latest: Alabama seeks to let Thursday execution proceed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate(all times local): 6 p.m. Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it proceed with...
Feb. 6, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric vows to improve wildfire prevention

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest utility is promising to overhaul its wildfire-prevention measures in response to growing legal, financial and public pressure over its role in starting some...
Feb. 6, 2019

Body recovered from wreckage of Sala plane

LONDON (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from the seabed wreckage of a plane that was carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot. However, British air accident investigators...
Feb. 6, 2019

The Latest: San Francisco officials say big fire is out

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials say a fire that ripped into a San Francisco restaurant...
Feb. 6, 2019

OIG to probe response to power outage at NYC federal prison

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has asked the Office of Inspector General to undertake a review to determine if the Bureau of Prisons responded appropriately to the weeklong...
Feb. 6, 2019

Ivanka Trump unveils White House global women initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the...
Feb. 6, 2019

Iowa man pleads guilty after Chihuahua found in trash

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to animal neglect and abandonment after being accused of throwing a 2-year-old Chihuahua named Oscar into a trash bin...
Feb. 6, 2019

The Latest: Dingell: 'You're not done with me just yet'

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Rep. John Dingell receiving hospice care (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Former Rep. John Dingell has tweeted "you're not done with me...
Feb. 6, 2019

Gas line explosion in San Francisco ignites buildings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air Wednesday and was burning five buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off...
Feb. 6, 2019

Judge: Give me weeks for decision in big Flint water case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge said Wednesday it will likely take weeks for him to decide whether Michigan's former health director will continue to face involuntary manslaughter charges arising...
Feb. 6, 2019

Unbowed by Trump, Democrats charge ahead with investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Congress that investigations and legislation don't mix. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi said such threats have no place in the House, as unbowed Democrats...
Feb. 6, 2019

Trump speech viewed by 46.8 million viewers

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's State of the Union address was seen by 46.8 million television viewers, an increase over his 2018 speech. The Nielsen company said the...
Feb. 6, 2019

The Latest: San Francisco blast, fire ignites 5 buildings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 3:35 p.m. San Francisco's fire chief says a gas explosion and flames have...
Feb. 6, 2019

San Francisco police release sketch of "Doodler' killer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police announced a reward and released a sketch Wednesday depicting what a serial killer might look like now in a cold case involving at least five...
Feb. 6, 2019

Jury convicts Iowa woman in death of infant found in swing

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have found an Iowa woman guilty in the death of her infant son, whose lifeless body was found in a baby swing. The Waterloo-Cedar...
Feb. 6, 2019

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